Thurman wants all parents to watch her new film

April 22nd, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin  

London, April 22 (IANS) Actress Uma Thurman wants all parents of American teens to watch her new film “The Life Before Their Eyes” so that other school shooting tragedies can be avoided. Schools across the country have been on high alert for shootings after the horrific tragedy in 1999 at Columbine High School in which 12 students and one teacher were killed, reports.

Thurman believes parents should be more involved in their children’s lives to know what they are thinking and feeling so that clues can be picked up and further tragedies averted.

She plays a mother dealing with the school massacre that claims her best friend in “The Life Before Their Eyes” and believes it will give parents a lot to think about.

She said: “I feel really certain that probably, in a few hundred cases, a parent is going to watch this movie with their 12, 14, 17-year-old, and, in the conversation they have afterwards, they’re going to learn something about their kid that they never knew.

“It’s going to enlighten and benefit them. The conversation is going to blow their mind about what that kid has been holding onto like being bullied or how maybe they went through an abortion or how maybe they had a tough boyfriend who treated them disrespectfully.”

She added: “If it’s your son, it might be how they had a girl they dated and an abortion happened to them. Who knows? The movie deals with some real things that cause real feelings and that’s a pleasure to have that out there whether it be on the screen or the video box. At some time I’d like to show my kids the film.”

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